Vermont has more craft breweries per capita than any other state*. When it comes to quality and quantity of craft beverages, Vermont’s local brewers, vintners, distillers and cider makers lead the industry, and Stowe is home to some of the best. Located nearby are local favorites such as Stowe Cider and von Trapp Brewing. Explore one or all on your visit to Stowe.
Located at the Trapp Family Lodge, the von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall is a must visit for any craft beverage enthusiast. The von Trapp Brewery currently produces several lagers brewed from the finest authentic Austrian ingredients and their own pure Vermont spring water. Visit the brewery and then grab lunch at the Bierhall – serving authentic Austrian lunch and dinner selections.
Local brewpub, Idletyme Brewing Co. offers high-value fare, in a cool atmosphere. Whether your preference is brown or pale ale, Helles Lager, or the famous Idletyme Double IPA, you’ll not be disappointed by their experienced Brewmaster’s offerings.
Wineries and Cideries
Located a scenic drive from Stowe is Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits. This fourth-generation farm is located in the picturesque Lamoille River Valley and produces over a dozen award winning wines, Vermont Ice Wines and Cream Liqueurs, as well as hard ciders. A visit to this beautiful winery is a must.
Founded in 2013, Stowe Cider has a vision to bring something different hard cider lovers. Located on Mountain Road in Stowe, their tasting room is open a select few days inside the production facility. Enjoy live music, a consistently rotating tap selection and more than 10 varieties available to go.
Cold Hollow Cider Mill is a great, family-friendly stop on your way to Stowe. While they are known as the top New England producer of fresh apple cider, they also serve authentic hard cider as well. Try their popular Barn Dance made from the cider mill and pair it with a freshly made cider donut.